The Iowa Hawkeyes opens the Big Ten race under the lights in Beaver Stadium against 5th rated Penn State. The Nittany Lions will be out for revenge after the Hawkeyes spoiled their national title hopes with a 24-23 victory in Iowa City last season. Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz says to have a chance in this one the Hawkeyes need a great defensive effort and will need to take advantage of opportunities.
Ferentz says they have to try and slow them down a little bit and as in any game when you are the underdog, you have to play your absolute best and take advantage of your opportunities. Ferentz says a good start would help in fron of more than 107,000 fans in Beaver Stadium. Ferentz says, “Things are going to be stoked up pretty good in there anyway and we don’t need to add to it.” He says it if happens they will have to play through it.
Ferentz says the combination of quarterback Darryl Clark and running back Evan Royster will provide the Iowa defense with a tough test. He says Clark is veteran who does a great job. Clark has completed 67% of his passes and has eight scoring passes in the first three games.
Ferentz says Clark can beat you throwing the ball or running and can also beat you with his head, as he is a smart player.